Scout looking for her forever

The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain


Name: Scout 

Sex:  Female

Age: 4

Location:  Essex

Meet Scout who joined the BRNGB family in June this year. 

As she is a hound mix, another rescue contacted us for assistance with Scout as they couldn't take her.  We were told she is a beagle mix, we believe there is probably some foxhound in there, as you will see from the photos, she's a tall girl.  

She is such an active, fun loving, love everyone kinda girl and we are sure her forever home is out there somewhere.

Scout turned 4 years old at the time of joining us.  When she arrived she had seperation anxiety; however her foster family have been able to leave her for short periods of time in the company of their resident dogs and she has been fine.  BUT you need to keep your kitchen counters clear, those long legs make counter surfing very easy and she isn't fussy about what she steals and inhales!  

Scout enjoyed a holiday at the beach, she loved the sand and sea, even more so when she managed to get out of her harness and try swimming to Ireland!  Her recall still requires work and she's a fast girl when she wants to be.  

Don't be fooled, however, once Scout has had her morning walk and breakfast she loves nothing more than a good cuddle and sleep on the sofa.  She does like company when she's sleeping and likes to be touching either another dog or human. 

Scout has experienced walks through town centres, train stations, pubs and cafes and she took them all in her stride.  The pub is a challenege as she likes to know whats going on, with a little more work she will realise that she can settle down so her new parents can enjoy a lunch and a tipple.  

Scout has a beautiful smile, and loves getting attention from humans and dogs when out and about. 

She did struggle with car rides to begin with and her foster family have realised she travels better in the boot behind a dog guard than strapped on the back seat.  Car journeys have improved and she does enjoy the end result.  

A typical day in Scouts life starts at 7am when she'll get into her human's bed (after sleeping all night in her own bed) for cuddles and a game of bitey face (with the resident dogs, not the humans), then a nice long walk, followed by breakfast.  Of course a few zoomies and a game or two of bitey face before a mid morning nap.  Another walk in the afternoon, followed by dinner at 6.  A few more zoomies and bitey face before settling down for the evening on the sofa, then bed time wees and bed for Scout. 

Scout eats slowly and has recently started to show food resource guarding, of human and dog food.  Scout will need to be fed alone from any other dogs, and all bowls removed before any resident hounds and Scout are back together.  Scout has also shown signs of anxiety when humans are eating if resident hounds are near her as well. 

BRNGB only believes in positive reinforcement training and we are confident with the correct handling around food Scout will be happy living with other hounds.  We will of course support any new family regarding this. 

Don't forget Scout LOVES doggy play mates and is happy living with other dogs, just needs some help getting over this issue with food which has just recently started to show. 

Scout has been around little humans whilst in foster care, however we will not adopt to a family with children under 6 years old.  

Scout walks well on lead, but is strong so continued training will be required, and until she has settled and her recall has improved Scout will need to stay on lead.  She loves her time in freedom fields with friends however.  

All in all Scout has been a joy to have in our care; if you are an active family looking for a hound, we are waiting to hear from you.   

Scout will need a confident, friendly resident dog to play with, snuggle with and give her the confidence to settle into her new life. 

Scout's needs:-

  • An active family who are willing to put in the excercise and training Scout needs
  • Any children need to be dog savvy and older than 6 years old
  • Patience and time to spend with Scout in the crucial first few weeks as she adapts to her forever home.
  • A resident, confident, playful dog
  • Someone who is aware of food resource guarding and how to put strategies in place
  • BRNGB will of course assist with positive reinforcement training if Scout's new family wish us to
  • A family where someone is home most of the time so Scout's seperation anxiety doesn't return 
  • A family who understand hounds and their needs 
  • No small furries, cats, chickens etc, we are not sure on Scout's prey drive and wouldn't want any accidents

Taking on a rescue dog is not the easy option. You need to be prepared to help a confused and troubled hound find their place in your family. They have been through a massive upheaval and will need time to settle into a new way of life, so please consider this BEFORE you fill in an application.


Scout is subject to an adoption fee and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family including dogs will need to be able to travel to their foster home to meet them and his foster family.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Scout's foster family, so that all of her history can be shared with you in person, and that we can be assured that you can fill all of their needs, demands and requirements.

Scout comes with 5 weeks free insurance via our rehoming partner, Agria.

Scout as with all of our hounds will have full rescue back up for life.

Scout's applications close Sunday 13th August 2023 at 8pm

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